Fed-up Mancini demands Man City buy Van Persie, Skrtel
It isn't just Manchester City's dithering over Arsenal striker Robin van Persie's transfer which is frustrating Roberto Mancini. The Daily Star says City have also yet to buy a central defender as cover for Vincent Kompany and Joleon Lescott, with Liverpool's Martin Skrtel a target.
Only last month chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak warned City will not be ripped off in the transfer market.
So they will not match Arsenal's £30m valuation for a 29-year-old injury-prone player with only a year left on his deal. They are willing to pay only £15m.